Automated gait Orthosis: procurement of Lokomat

Project completed

A Lokomat Pediatric automated gait orthosis was provided to the Tallinn’s Children Hospital for the rehabilitation of children and adults with mobility impairment.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Estonia
Improving social security
Hospital modernisation
04.10.2010 - 30.09.2011
CHF 344'341

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

Annually more than 100 people in Estonia lose their ability to walk due to traumas or accidents. 75% of these cases involve young people, but rehabilitation treatment as a tool for maintaining life quality is still in an early stage. As a result, socio-psychological and rehabilitation problems deriving from brain injury remain unsolved. In addition, it is reported that with adequate gait orthosis treatment, life quality for people with Parkinson’s disease could be maintained for additonal five years. The project aim is to procure Lokomat and Lokomat Paediatric automated gait orthosis and offering therapy sessions in Estonia for disabled children an adults who have the possibility to regain self-sufficient walking and to those who can raise their performance up to the level of independent movement to a wheelchair or car and therefore enabling an active lifestyle.

Objectives

The goal is to give disabled children and adults the possibility of regaining self-sufficient walking or independent movement.

Target groups

Disabled people with mobility impairment (children and adults) in Estonia

Activities
The project foresees the procurement and installment of 1 Lokomat and 1 Lokomat Pediatric automated gait orthosis to provide rehabilitation service to people with mobility impairment in Estonia.
Results

Achieved results:  

  • Overall, three pieces of Lokomat gait orthosis equipment have been procured, delivered and work at full capacity
  • Tallinn Children hospital provides 8 trainings per day, 5 days per week per walking robot to children 3 - 12 years of age with mobility impairement. Adeli centre provides 7 training sessions per day, five days per week per walking robot. The Estonian Social Fund finances all treatments

 


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   344'341 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   344'341
Project phases

Phase 1 04.10.2010 - 30.09.2011   (Completed)